Istanbul and Seven Churches Tour

Number of days: 5

Departs from: Istanbul

Tour departures: All year round (Everyday)

Tour ends: Izmir

from 540 €

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive Istanbul Airport

    Our representative will meet you after the customs and baggage claim. Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon Boat Tour along the Bosphorus visiting both Asian and European shores of Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

    Hotel : Germir Palas Hotel Special Class

    Hotel : Eresin Crown Hotel starstarstarstarstar

  • Day 2: Istanbul

    Full day Istanbul tour: the Roman Hippodrome Square, Blue Mosque with its beautiful blue tiles, St. Sophia Church, built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, one of the worlds greatest architectural marvels and a designated World Heritage site, Topkapi Palace, the Imperial Residential Palace of the Ottoman sultans between the 16th and 19th centuries and the oldest and largest of the remaining palaces in the world. Its displays include priceless world-class collections of jewelry, porcelain and costumes of the sultans. Then visit the Istanbul Archaeology Museum. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay. (B)

    Hotel : Germir Palas Hotel Special Class

    Hotel : Eresin Crown Hotel starstarstarstarstar

  • Day 3: Istanbul - Izmir - Pergamon - Thyatira

    Transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Izmir. Arrival to Izmir airport, meet and departure to visit Pergamon (Pergamon Revelation 2:12-17), the Acropolis, the Asclepion and the Red Basilica. Then drive to Akhisar to visit the Church of ancient Thyatira (Thyatira Revelation 2:18-29 Acts 16:14) which was a commercial and agricultural center on the highway between Troy and Sardes. Return back to Izmir for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

    Hotel : Double Tree by Hilton Alsancak starstarstarstar

    Hotel : Wyndham Hotel Izmir starstarstarstarstar

    B D

  • Day 4: Smyrna – Ephesus – Pamukkale

    Early departure to visit the Church of St. Polycarpe which is the oldest church in ancient Smyrna (Smyrna Revelation 2:8-11), it symbolized the community of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. Then visit to the unforgettable remains of Ephesus (Ephesus Revelation 1:11:2:1-7 Acts 18:19-28:19), the House of Virgin Mary, the Archaeological Museum and the Basilica of Saint John. Continue to Pamukkale for dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, D)

    Hotel : Richmond Pamukkale Thermal Hotel starstarstarstar

    Hotel : Colossae Thermal Hotel starstarstarstarstar

    B D

  • Day 5: Hierapolis – Laodicea – Philadelphia – Sardes - Izmir

    Morning visit to see Hierapolis, The Martyrium of St. Philip the Apostle is here and Eskihisar, ancient Laodicea (Laodicea Revelation 3:14-22). Continue to Alasehir where the ancient Philadelphia Church (Philadelphia Revelation 3:7-13) is located. After lunch proceed to Sardes (Sardes Revelation 3:1-6), ancient capital of the Lydians and visit the Church of Sardes. Return back to Izmir after the tour. Drop off at Izmir airport. End of services. (B)